We have left behind the doof doof doof of the waterfront nightclubs and midnight fireworks displays that inject the flavour of ‘modern’ into the ancient city and hotel laden beaches of Budva. The town is a playground magnet and was starting to heave with tourists.
We’ve had a delightful time and thoroughly enjoyed her charm and history. We visited the beautiful old town sometimes twice a day, such was her ability to flirt with our desires and sate our appetite for the history and beauty that she serves up. We discovered the taste sensation of ‘borek’ which is really a local version of ‘pie’, we pumped up the SUP’s with the Captain immediately venturing out for a paddle to wear off a borek, and we met some more new friends who introduced us to the taste sensation that is Seville Orange flavoured gin.
But new anchorages beckon and so today we have lifted our beloved Rocna anchor ‘Bertha’ and traveled a full 10 nautical miles up the Adriatic coast that is littered with explorable caves, to Bigova. It is a quaint, sleepy fishing village with a population of 101. There is one fish restaurant here and the supermarket is unstocked and evidently not open. Many of the houses are shuttered and awaiting the arrival of those who no doubt will throng here within a few weeks. The amount of boat traffic continues to increase and Europeans are on the move for summer which is teasing her presence.
We will enter Kotor in a day or three. That, they say, is when we will hold our breath for the beauty is astounding. We can hardly wait to share that with you.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “Into My Arms” track, comes from their 10th studio album “The Boatman’s Call”
And I believe in Love
And I know that you do too
And I believe in some kind of path
That we can walk down, me and you
So keep your candle burning
And make her journey bright and pure
That she will keep returning
Always and evermore